Helping young people reach their potential.

SafeBase for Schools is a training programme which helps schools effectively support adopted pupils, and those in local authority care, to reach their full potential.

When children have experienced developmental trauma and have attachment difficulties this can impact upon their capacity to learn and manage themselves within the classroom. Our training for teaching staff improves their understanding of the challenges adopted and looked after children face, and provides practical strategies, based upon Theraplay® principles, to help children reach their full potential.

Key benefits include:

  • Better understanding about early life neglect and abuse – how this shapes brain development and the child’s ability to learn
  • Greater confidence in dealing positively with children who have faced early childhood adversity
  • Improved classroom management and a reduction in disruptive behaviours
  • Children who are happier, more stable, and better able to learn and progress
  • Support in meeting Pupil Premium performance indicators and Ofsted Inspection requirements

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SafeBase Therapeutic Parenting Programme

SafeBase is After Adoption’s flagship therapeutic parenting programme for all adoptive families. It creates a strong foundation for loving and lasting relationships.

What next?

Find out how to access SafeBase and view our latest programme calendar.

SafeBase in the Teenage Years

SafeBase in the Teenage Years is our 2-day therapeutic parenting course for adoptive parents and carers of teenagers.

TalkAdoption for adopted young people

TalkAdoption is our national support service for adopted children and young people. We provide regular activities that offer a safe and supportive space for young adopted people to meet, have fun and have an opportunity to explore issues that are important to them.

TalkAdoption Camps and Short Breaks

Our national programme of therapeutic residential camps for 11-18 year olds helps build the confidence and self-esteem of adopted young people.

Adoption Support Services

Our Adoption Support Services ensure that everyone affected by adoption has the support they need to live happier lives.

Financial support

As an adoptive parent it's important that you understand what practical support is available for you and your child.

ReUnite for adopted young people

We can support you and your family if your child decides to access their birth records or search for birth relatives when they reach 18 years old.


After Adoption has produced a range of resources for everyone affected by adoption, as well as professionals.

Get in touch

To find out more call: 0161 830 2036 or email

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support